Streaming music to Cabasse Pearl does not work properly

Hello, I am enjoying audirvana for more than a year and I am quite happy. But when I stream music to my Cabasse pearl speakers via wifi the music always stops abruptly after a few songs; typically at the end of a song/start of a new song.

(Streaming Spotify music from the same computer to the Cabasse pearl speakers works without any problems.)

I tried several settings (e.g. I switched off upsampling) without any success.

As I like the audirvana sound I would really be very happy if there is a solution to this problem.

Any ideas? Help appreciated.

Hello @Gartenfreund,

Can you send me a copy of the “Debug Info” while you have the issue? You can get it in Audirvana Settings>General>Debug Info

Note: By clicking on the Debug Info button, Audirvana automatically copies all its content, all you have to do is paste it in response to this message

Dear Damien3,
thank you very much for your quick response.
Pease find attached the Debug Info. I hope this is of any use for you.
Best regards

Audirvana Mac Version 3.5.42 (3572)
macOS 10.15.7 with 8192MB RAM

Registriert nach Ulrich Walter


Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: ON
Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

SoX not in use
SoX filter parameters
Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5
Filter max length = 30000
Anti-aliasing = 100
Phase = 66

Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: OFF

Sync list: 0 folders
iTunes/Music library synchronization: last synchronized on Wed Sep 9 19:28:57 2020

Library database path: /Volumes/Macintosh HD - Daten/Users/uli/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite


=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================

Preferred device: The Pearl links Model UID:Cabasse The Pearl links UID:uuid:9f126a3e-2ea7-4671-baf2-fd42584e9d2e

Currently playing to UPnP device at 16 bits 44.1kHz
Selected device:
UPnP device at
ID 0x0 The Pearl links Manufacturer:Cabasse
Model UID:Cabasse The Pearl links UID:uuid:9f126a3e-2ea7-4671-baf2-fd42584e9d2e

1 available sample rates up to 44100Hz
Volume control: No
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: No
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: Unhandled
Device audio channels
Preferred stereo channels L:0 R:1
Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
Channel 0 mapped to 0
Channel 1 mapped to 1
UPnP/DLNA supported protocols:
DLNA 1.5: Yes
Gapless playback: Yes
Missing events workaround: No
Can play native DSD: No
Number of channels: 2
Use as stereo device only: No

1 output streams:
Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1

Stream ID 0x0 0 channels starting at 0
1 virtual formats:
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

0 physical formats

Current device transportInfo:
CurrentTransportState: NO_MEDIA_PRESENT
CurrentTransportStatus: OK
CurrentSpeed: 1
Current device MediaInfo:
NrTracks: 0
MediaDuration: 00:00:00.000
PlayMedium: NETWORK

Current device AVT service description:

<?xml version="1.0"?> 1 0 GetCurrentTransportActions InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Actions out CurrentTransportActions GetDeviceCapabilities InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID PlayMedia out PossiblePlaybackStorageMedia RecMedia out PossibleRecordStorageMedia RecQualityModes out PossibleRecordQualityModes GetMediaInfo InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NrTracks out NumberOfTracks MediaDuration out CurrentMediaDuration CurrentURI out AVTransportURI CurrentURIMetaData out AVTransportURIMetaData NextURI out NextAVTransportURI NextURIMetaData out NextAVTransportURIMetaData PlayMedium out PlaybackStorageMedium RecordMedium out RecordStorageMedium WriteStatus out RecordMediumWriteStatus GetPositionInfo InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Track out CurrentTrack TrackDuration out CurrentTrackDuration TrackMetaData out CurrentTrackMetaData TrackURI out CurrentTrackURI RelTime out RelativeTimePosition AbsTime out AbsoluteTimePosition RelCount out RelativeCounterPosition AbsCount out AbsoluteCounterPosition GetTransportInfo InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID CurrentTransportState out TransportState CurrentTransportStatus out TransportStatus CurrentSpeed out TransportPlaySpeed GetTransportSettings InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID PlayMode out CurrentPlayMode RecQualityMode out CurrentRecordQualityMode Next InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Pause InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Play InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Speed in TransportPlaySpeed Previous InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Seek InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Unit in A_ARG_TYPE_SeekMode Target in A_ARG_TYPE_SeekTarget SetAVTransportURI InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID CurrentURI in AVTransportURI CurrentURIMetaData in AVTransportURIMetaData SetNextAVTransportURI InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NextURI in NextAVTransportURI NextURIMetaData in NextAVTransportURIMetaData SetPlayMode InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NewPlayMode in CurrentPlayMode Stop InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID CurrentPlayMode string NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL REPEAT_ONE REPEAT_ALL RANDOM SHUFFLE RecordStorageMedium string UNKNOWN DV MINI-DV VHS W-VHS S-VHS D-VHS VHSC VIDEO8 HI8 CD-ROM CD-DA CD-R CD-RW VIDEO-CD SACD MD-AUDIO MD-PICTURE DVD-ROM DVD-VIDEO DVD-R DVD+RW DVD-RW DVD-RAM DVD-AUDIO DAT LD HDD MICRO-MV NETWORK NONE NOT_IMPLEMENTED LastChange string RelativeTimePosition string CurrentTrackURI string CurrentTrackDuration string CurrentRecordQualityMode string 0:EP 1:LP 2:SP 0:BASIC 1:MEDIUM 2:HIGH NOT_IMPLEMENTED PossibleRecordQualityModes string CurrentMediaDuration string AbsoluteCounterPosition i4 RelativeCounterPosition i4 A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID ui4 AVTransportURI string CurrentTrackMetaData string NextAVTransportURI string AVTransportURIMetaData string CurrentTrack ui4 0 4294967295 1 AbsoluteTimePosition string NextAVTransportURIMetaData string PlaybackStorageMedium string UNKNOWN DV MINI-DV VHS W-VHS S-VHS D-VHS VHSC VIDEO8 HI8 CD-ROM CD-DA CD-R CD-RW VIDEO-CD SACD MD-AUDIO MD-PICTURE DVD-ROM DVD-VIDEO DVD-R DVD+RW DVD-RW DVD-RAM DVD-AUDIO DAT LD HDD MICRO-MV NETWORK NONE NOT_IMPLEMENTED CurrentTransportActions string RecordMediumWriteStatus string WRITABLE PROTECTED NOT_WRITABLE UNKNOWN NOT_IMPLEMENTED PossiblePlaybackStorageMedia string TransportState string STOPPED PAUSED_PLAYBACK PAUSED_RECORDING PLAYING RECORDING TRANSITIONING NO_MEDIA_PRESENT NumberOfTracks ui4 0 4294967295 A_ARG_TYPE_SeekMode string TRACK_NR REL_TIME A_ARG_TYPE_SeekTarget string PossibleRecordStorageMedia string TransportStatus string OK ERROR_OCCURRED ACCOUNT_IN_USE TransportPlaySpeed string 1 1

Current device RootDevice description:

<?xml version="1.0"?> 1 0 urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:MediaRenderer:1 DMR-1.50 MS_DigitalMediaDeviceClass_DMR_V001 MediaDevices Multimedia.DMR 0 0 The Pearl links Cabasse Awox Media Renderer 2.1 The_Pearl 2.1 0000001 uuid:9f126a3e-2ea7-4671-baf2-fd42584e9d2e 000000000000 image/jpeg 48 48 24 /web/file/smallIco.jpg image/jpeg 120 120 24 /web/file/largeIco.jpg image/png 48 48 24 /web/file/smallIco.png image/png 120 120 24 /web/file/largeIco.png urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:AVTransport /aw/MediaRenderer_AVTransport/scpd.xml /aw/MediaRenderer_AVTransport/control /aw/MediaRenderer_AVTransport/event urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:ConnectionManager /aw/MediaRenderer_ConnectionManager/scpd.xml /aw/MediaRenderer_ConnectionManager/control /aw/MediaRenderer_ConnectionManager/event urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:RenderingControl /aw/MediaRenderer_RenderingControl/scpd.xml /aw/MediaRenderer_RenderingControl/control /aw/MediaRenderer_RenderingControl/event urn:schemas-awox-com:service:X_ServiceManager:1 urn:schemas-awox-com:serviceId:X_ServiceManager /aw/MediaRenderer_X_ServiceManager/scpd.xml /aw/MediaRenderer_X_ServiceManager/control /aw/MediaRenderer_X_ServiceManager/event

UPnP devices found : 4
Device #0: ID 0x0 The Pearl rechts UID: uuid:7985fe36-01e9-4f9a-8e0d-4a965cdac5da Location:
Device #1: ID 0x0 The Pearl links UID: uuid:9f126a3e-2ea7-4671-baf2-fd42584e9d2e Location:
Device #2: ID 0x0 N-50A UID: uuid:5F9EC1B3-ED59-79BE-4530-745e1c8f8f06 Location:
Device #3: ID 0x0 [TV] Samsung 8 Series (65) UID: uuid:46e4175a-735c-4681-a2fd-8152a579e68e Location:

CoreAudio audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 0

Max. memory for audio buffers: 4490MB

Local Audio Engine:
Exclusive access: Enabled
Integer mode: Enabled

Local devices found : 1
Device #0: ID 0x4b MacBook Pro Lautsprecher Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: Speaker UID: BuiltInSpeakerDevice

I think you might contact Cabasse about this issue as your Pearl do not declare it’s audio capability as it should.

If you try to use it with itunes, do you have the same issue?

Damian3, thanks again for your quick answer.

I cannot stream from iTunes directly to the Cabasse pearl speakers, as the pearls do not support apple airplay. When using iTunes as a music source for the pearls I stream to an Apple TV which is connected with one of the Pearls via optical input. Basically this workaround works without any problems, but it is not my favorite way as I think the sound of audirvana is better and I always have to switch manually to optical input first.

Frankly speaking, I suspect that Cabasse - with reference to the problem-free Spotify streaming - will tell me it is a problem of the Audirvana-Software.

Damien 3, can you do me a favor and describe the root cause of the problem in a way that Cabasse understands that really something with the Pearls is not correct and helps them to find the problem, respectively, the solution.

Thank you very much for you support so far.
Best regards

Actually they can’t say such thing because Spotify use their own network protocol, Spotify Connect to be able to communicate with a device. This time we are talking about UPnP which is different, especially in therms of audio quality. What you can suggest to them is to download Audirvana and try for themselves, if they have the same issue as yours this means it’s a UPnP implementation issue.